See a Penny, pick her up!

The new year is off to a waggy start here at Dogs Trust, as we celebrate the first puppy in 2019 to find her forever home.

Staffordshire Bull Terrier Cross Penny arrived at Dogs Trust Basildon just days before Christmas after being purchased via an online classified advertising website. As she was just eight weeks old, Penny celebrated the festivities with one of our dedicated foster carers. She will now be heading home with Carmen Hubbard and Charlie Pritchard who are delighted with her.

Dogs Trust is asking people to be cautious when purchasing dogs via adverts on online sites as they can be used as a cover for unscrupulous sellers, who are often pedalling sick or illegally imported puppies. The charity continues to tackle dodgy online adverts and has a wealth of advice for anyone looking to buy a puppy, so they know what to look for, helping them to avoid the heartache of being duped into buying a sick pet

Lisa Cooper, Rehoming Centre Manager said:

“Penny is just one of the many puppies we see bought online before Christmas, but we are pleased that her owners came to us when they realised they might not be able to give Penny the right home. Sometimes people don’t appreciate how big a responsibility a puppy is, and we ask everyone to really research everything that comes with dog ownership before bringing one into their homes.

“We believe a dog is for life and we have lots of other pooches looking for a loving new owner to make 2019 a year to remember.”

Last year, we rehomed over 12,000 dogs, with Dogs Trust Basildon rehoming more than 700. As we start the New Year, we are ready to find homes for dogs of all shapes and sizes.

Take a look at all of our dogs looking for their forever homes, here!